WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis Fights in Latvia, Leaves with Bloody Face

Getty Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis was spotted in his home country of Latvia this weekend. A video was taken of the aftermath of a fight between the 7-foot-3, 240-pounder and a local, which resulted in a bloody face for Porzingis.

He also pushes an unknown woman in his way as he’s leaving the altercation. After that, he is seen confronting a group of men, who could be the people that he fought in the first place. A Facebook video claims that the words he is saying to them (in his native language) are about threatening to “deport European Russians to Siberia.”

The New York Post cites a Latvian source with an explanation of what happened:

According to a Latvian source, Porzingis was coming out of the bar as a group of Russians already were outside disputing with the bar’s security, who did not want to let them in. That is when the altercation ensued. The source said one of Porzingis’ friends was injured more severely.

The video appeared to be shot by a bystander, which has been distributed through Troy Hughes on Twitter. Hughes is a radio personality for 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

Here’s the video of Porzingis with the bloody face.

The Mavericks released the following statement: “It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club in Latvia. We will provide an update when one is available.”

It’s been a rough offseason for the former Knicks 1st-rounder. A woman accused him of rape in late March, which was picked up by news outlets in early April. According to The Ringer:

Four days ago, a woman walked into the New York Police Department’s 10th Precinct in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and told officers that Kristaps Porzingis had raped her in February 2018, while he was a member of the New York Knicks. A representative for Porzingis, whom the Knicks traded to the Dallas Mavericks on January 31 in a blockbuster deal, has vehemently denied the account, saying that the woman hopes to extort tens of thousands of dollars from the All-Star forward by levying false accusations.

He also had to sit the second half of the season due to a torn ACL injury. This caused New York to trade him to Dallas in early February.

A Porzingis representative has not responded to various media requests at this time.

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